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Living as a River: Finding Fearlessness in the Face of Change

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To face reality is to embrace change; to resist change is to suffer. This is the liberating truth that unfolds with Living as a River. A masterful investigation of the nature of self, this eloquent blend of current science and time-honored spiritual insight is meant to free us from the fear of impermanence in a world defined by change.
Paperback, 340 pages
Published September 28th 2010 by Sounds True
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E. Clark
A fantastic, perspective-altering book that came into my life at precisely the right moment. The combination of philosophy, science, and anecdote pulled this skeptic in and never let me go. Though it is an easy and enjoyable read, it wants to be read slowly and to be contemplated continuously as it's read, and not just at the end.
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The ideas and practices in this book, supported with mind-blowing scientific data, have deeply challenged my self identity. Time will tell where this will take 'me'.
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I’m a Buddhist teacher and author living in New Hampshire, but originally from Scotland.

I got the Sanskrit name (which means “Wings of Enlightenment,” incidentally) when I joined the Western Buddhist Order in 1993, after 11 years of Buddhist practice. I practice at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, which is just down the road.

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